Mr Porter feature article
How To Go Bald Gracefully, Whatever Stage Of Hair Loss You’re At
19th August 2021
Going bald is a lot like going through a divorce, with your scalp as the injured party. There’s denial, anger and resentment, but ultimately, resignation, acceptance and relief. As someone who has experienced all these emotions, I know how devastating it can be. My hair’s relationship with my scalp broke down in my twenties and I’m rapidly approaching the decree absolute stage of going bald.
According to Dr Bessam Farjo, hair restoration surgeon and co-founder of the Farjo Hair Institute, this might also be a good time to think about a hair transplant if your hair loss is really bothering you. “It’s best to have transplant surgery when the loss is fairly stable because this makes planning, design and longevity of the look more predictable,” he says, the worst time being when you’re at the beginning of your hair-loss journey. “At that assessment stage, we can make a guesstimate as to what the future might hold.”